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About The Eye

Goharik's Story

She has talent, achievements and aspirations and she has lived with Glaucoma since the age of three. But her optimism and her perseverance have never let her down.

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2010 – Blindness by Race:

83% White, 11% Black, 3% Hispanic, 3% Other

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Which Vertical Line is Longer?

Which Frog has a Wider Mouth?

Vase or Two Faces Looking at Each Other?

Eye Anatomy

The eye is a complex sensory organ specialized for the gathering of visual information and gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the world than do any of our other five senses.

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Only half of the estimated 61 million adults in the United States, who classify as being at high risk for serious vision loss, have visited an eye doctor in the past year.

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Tsovinar's Story

Wounded and bleeding, Tsovinar left her dying brother in the field where the landmine had exploded. Seeking help, the little girl crawled slowly along the ground, somehow able to reach the iron fence that separated the field from the highroad.

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48% of parents in the U.S. with children under 12 have never taken their child to an eye care professional

the percentage is much higher in Armenia.

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Myth: An eye examination is necessary only if you are having eye problems.

Fact: Everyone should follow proper eye care, including regular eye exams, whether or not you're having any noticeable signs of problems. Children should be tested at birth, at 6 months of age, before entering school and periodically throughout school years.

Myth: Using glasses or contacts will weaken eyesight or eyes will become dependent on them.

Fact: Your eyes will NOT grow weaker as a result of using corrective lenses. Your prescription may change over time due to aging or the presence of disease, but it is not because of your current prescription.

Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness from getting worse.

Fact: Wearing contact lenses will not permanently correct nearsightedness. Myopia or nearsightedness is usually an inherited condition, and contact lenses can only be expected to improve vision. They cannot prevent nearsightedness from getting worse.

Armenian Textiles

Few, if any, cultures can claim Armenia’s textile history — a continuous and consistent record of fine textile production from the first millennium B.D. to the present. Armenians today are blessed by the diversity and richness of a textile heritage passed on by thirty centuries of diligent practice, a tradition that was nearly destroyed by the 1915 genocide.

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